Wages Of A Master Mason

The operative Mason, in ancient times, received, as compensation for his labour, corn, wine, and oil - the products of the earth - or whatever would contribute to his physical comfort and support. His labour being material, his wages were outward and material. The Free and Accepted Mason, on the other hand, performs a moral work, and hence his reward is interior and spiritual. The enlightened brother finds his reward in the grand and gratifying results of his studies, and in the joyful results of his Masonic deeds. Biblical records of expenditures in the erection of the Temple, of payments for wages, and of gifts to the workmen… — ( 1 Kings 5:10,11 - 2 Chronicles 2:10 )

Biblical References

1 Kings 5:10,11

10 So Hiram gave Solomon cedar trees and fir trees according to all his desire. 11 And Solomon gave Hiram twenty thousand measures of wheat for food to his household, and twenty measures of pure oil: thus gave Solomon to Hiram year by year.

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2 Chronicles 2:10

And, behold, I will give to thy servants, the hewers that cut timber, twenty thousand measures of beaten wheat, and twenty thousand measures of barley, and twenty thousand baths of wine, and twenty thousand baths of oil.

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